This ministry begins anew each September. It is much like a "secret pal" activity as each participant draws a name of another participant, does not reveal who it is, and begins a year of praying for that specific person. There is only one meeting a year with this ministry -- September -- to draw a name and "reveal" who your partner was the previous year.
St. Paul's serves Urban Ministries of Durham in a variety of ways. We serve lunch on the third Saturday of the month to the Community Cafe clients. We have held food drives periodically throughout the year to help resupply their food pantry. We support guests of Urban Ministries at Christmas by contributing gifts for their clients to select from. We also have baskets at the main doors throughout the building to collect foods year-round for the pantry.
A program of the Grief Coalition of area organizations and Christian churches to offer support and education to those who mourn. The group meets weekly on Tuesdays at St. Paul's and is open to all.
We maintain a healthy and strong Stephen Minister supportive ministry. Over three years, our Stephen Ministers have provided approximately 500 hours of caring and confidential support to some 23 individuals of our congregational family as we assist our Pastor with ongoing care of the St. Paul's family. Please do not hesitate to ask for Stephen Minister care, if or when need arises in your future.
The "Dropped Stitch" group gather once a month for fellowship while they knit and crochet. Besides making prayer shawls, they crochet or knit tiny hats for premature babies born in the Triangle's neonatal intensive care units. They have since added "Pocket Prayer Shawls" which are small enough to be placed in a pocket to be kept close at hand.
St. Paul's members volunteer at the Urban Ministries of Durham Community Cafe one Saturday a month. We help prep meals and serve.
Their purpose is to make small comforters and warming bed covers for use in the neonatal and children's intensive care units at Duke Hospital and NC Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill plus Murdock Center for developmentally disabled adults in Butner. In addition, they make pillow-case style dresses which are sent to identified sites where such are needed. We also give a comforter to newly baptized babies and young children at St. Paul's.
The Katherine Circle of the WELCA meets on the third Tuesday of each month (September-May) and we invite all women of the church to our gatherings. We have ongoing projects which support several organizations throughout the United States as well as local programs. We have a program highlighting different topics each month.
"Unify women to build a caring community where all discover and develop their God-given gifts; Connect women by offering meaningful relationships, friendships and acceptance; Serve and reach others in our community and globally." This is the mission statement of a group of women who meet the second Monday of the Month. Please join them at any time.